Why a whole year?
This is a question that seems to come up in every conversation. “Why must you go to Thailand for a year? Why not for a few weeks or even has long as 3 months? Why not this…Why not that…?” I understand these questions. Because I even ask them myself, but I’ll give you the answer.
Over a year ago coming back from the Karen State there was a rice field. As I was looking at it, I felt the Lord ask me, “How many people do you see out in that rice field?” I said, “None Lord.” He said, “The Harvest is Plentiful and the Laborers are few. See each piece of rice? They each represent a lost soul. Will you give Me one year here?”
This is the picture you see today. I battled with this as I remained in Thailand serving there for 2 months giving God all the reasons in my head why I couldn’t stay. As I came back to America, I prayed for a job and got it the day I got back. Hoping to make sense of what all God was doing in my life I battled to get a degree in Mission work knowing this would prolong me serving for at least another 3 to 5 years.
Long story short, I had to truly surrender everyone’s will for my life and my own will over to the Lord. It wasn’t easy, but as I obeyed a huge burden lifted off of me. I’m not saying it isn’t easy to leave. A lot of tears have already been shed. A lot of anxiety has already been built up. But I know without a doubt that the reason God asked me for a year is because He wanted me to see His hand in all of it. Not mine. I could have done 3 months in my own strength. It wouldn’t be near the money I would have to raise, and I wouldn’t have to sacrifice as much. God knew and went further than I could ever imagined, and I now have my whole apartment paid for in full for an entire year!
As a leave less than a week and a half away, and we start this new journey together, I’m excited to see what God is going to do.
I’m going to try my best to post things on here as much as possible. Some of it might be just of Thailand, what I’m doing for the day, or encouraging messages.
Thank you all for your prayers and support!! Praying for 2019!